PRO RIDER PROFILE: XC-1 CONTENDER: ADAM McGILL
“Mr. Consistency” By the staff of Dirt Wheels
Hailing from Waverly, West Virginia, Adam McGill can be called the “Bridesmaid” on the track or “Class Clown” off the tracks of the GNCC ATV series. In battle, he’s been the biggest threat to champions like Bill Balance, Chris Borich and Walker Fowler, and has finished second to those guys more than he’d like to admit. McGill started racing pro way back in 2006, and three years later got his first win—actually, four of them in 2008. McGill has battled against legends such as Bill Ballance, Chad Duvall and William Yokley during his 15-year pro career. Only Borich and Johnny Gallagher have been racing full-time in the pro ranks longer. Adam was one of the first racers to embrace social media, posting funny videos at and away from the track. This has kept him in the face of his fans and sponsors alike. Via social media, we caught up with McGill recently to find out more about his early career.
Dirt Wheels: When did you start riding, and what was your first quad?
Adam McGill: I started riding when I was 6 years old, and my first ATV was a Yamaha Zinger 60.
Dirt Wheels: When did you start racing, on what quad and what race?
Adam McGill: It was in 2002 on a Honda TRX400EX at a Paul Koontz XC race.
Dirt Wheels: Tell us how you did in that first race?
Adam McGill: Now you are really digging into the memories. I placed third in C class and 24th overall.
Dirt Wheels: Tell us what class and quad you are racing now?
Adam McGill: I am racing the XC-1 Pro class on a Honda TRX450R.
Dirt Wheels: Tell us how the year is going.
Adam McGill: The year started off rough, but has been getting better every weekend. My best finish is a fifth, and I am sitting ninth in points.
Dirt Wheels: Tell us who you’d like to thank and why?
Adam McGill: My father for giving up racing cars to allow me to chase my dream.
Dirt Wheels: List social media handles that people can follow you by.
Adam McGill: Instagram: Adamkmcgill
Facebook: Adam Mcgill
Adam McGill’s sponsors: Obor Tires, Moose Racing, Parts Unlimited, Lonestar Racing, Custom Axis Shocks, Leatt, TireBlocks, Lonestar Racing, Mlmacd Alco Cleaners, FMF, Induction Solutions, MMR Wrench, DP Brakes Racing, Hinson Racing, Rage ATV MZM Performance, Twin Air Allballs Racing, Hotcams, Hess Motorsports, Fasst Company, Odi Grips, Cycra, Get It Performance, Peak Powdercoating, Sunstar, Streamline Brakes, Works Connection UPP Racing, Dirtworks Motorsports Wiseco Piston inc., BCC Skids, Quadtech ATV, Renegade Fuel, IMS Products, RG Motorsports, Cometic Gasket, Evans Powersport, Cecco Racing, Outerwears, Dirt Specialties, Ryno Power, HC Conditioning, Blud Ludlubricants Loud Performance HQ, Pivot Cycles USA, Pro Graphx.